Driver careens into telephone pole

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car-hits-poleOCEANSIDE, Calif. – A traffic accident on eastbound State Route 78 in northern Carlsbad has downed power lines and forced the closure of a nearby on-ramp from El Camino Real Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The freeway entrance is expected to remain out of service through the night, the CHP reports.

A vehicle rolled over, drove through a wire fence and hit a telephone pole just before 2 p.m. Tuesday at El Camino Real and Highway 78, CHP said.

San Diego Gas and Electric crews were at the location.

It was unknown if anyone was injured.

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